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gnomes of Zurich

Swiss bankers, when they are seen as nefarious. No, you should never trust the gnomes of Zurich.
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gnomes of Zurich

Swiss financiers or bankers, regarded as having sinister influence. derogatory
This phrase stems from a remark made by the British politician Harold Wilson in a speech in 1956 : ‘all the little gnomes in Zurich…about whom we keep on hearing’.
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